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Have Your Networking Letter Land You a Job

Have Your Networking Letter Land You a Job

By Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert

Be Friendly

The tone of a networking letter is casual and professional.

If you don’t know the person well or it’s been a while since you last spoke, refresh his memory in the first paragraph:

Dear Mr. Jones,


I attended your “Effective Merchandising Techniques” presentation last Friday and introduced myself to you following your lecture. Your speech was very informative, and your examples were extremely enlightening; I left with a number of new ideas.

How Healthy Are Your Networking Skills?

1. How important are first impressions?

They can make or break an interview
I can always make myself look better if I screw up at first
I donít worry about that. I look better on paper anyway

If you know the person you are writing to well, you should punctuate your opening with a comma instead of a colon for a warmer, less formal tone:

Dear Ginger,


I am in the process of a job change following my former employer’s Chapter 11 filing. I am writing to college friends whose opinions, insights and advice I value.

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